Shop like a gearhound for winter

21st October, 2014 by

By Melanie Wong

It’s the curse of alpine addicts the world over: New gear is expensive — ridiculously expensive. And that’s not just colloquial wisdom. Let the numbers do the talking: During the 2013-14 season, the trade group Snowsports Industries America reported skiers and boarders spent roughly $2.8 billion on hard and soft goods. It set an industry record after two seasons of declining sales, thanks in large part to hot gadgets like action cameras and the rising popularity of alpine touring. Yet new playthings hardly account for the bulk spending. In the same season, one of the top-selling ski boot models, the …

Source:: Vail Daily Feed



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